The Creative Recovery Network is a not-for-profit Australian organisation that secures and promotes the critical role of the arts in disaster preparedness and recovery efforts.

Typically an afterthought when planning community recovery, the Creative Recovery Network aims to get arts and culture sector a ‘seat at the table’ when the responses are being planned. We demonstrate the value and importance of integrating arts and culture into disaster recovery from the ground up. We are the arts-ambulance ready to respond.

The Creative Recovery Network is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Creative Recovery Network acknowledges the country, culture and traditional custodians of the land upon which we walk, work and live. We pay our respects to the Elders past, present and future of Indigenous nations in Australia and abroad. We acknowledge that Australian Aboriginal sovereignty was never ceded.
+61 423 987 207

PO Box 101, Annerley QLD 4103

Creative Recovery Training

The Creative Recovery Training is the outcome of a partnership between Creative Recovery Network and Red Cross. Our training provides practitioners and community leaders with skills, knowledge and practical experience to facilitate groups in a way that is safe, productive and builds leaders. We conduct training in group community facilitation, broad understanding of disaster impact and context and how we might work safely and respectfully with the community to grow and connect through the disaster experience. This training is pitched to those practitioners working across Arts, Community, Local Government, Health, Education and other industries associated with community disaster preparedness and recovery.

The aim of the program is to offer training for artists and artsworkers who wish to work in communities that have been affected by disasters – in the immediate after-effect and then into the community’s recovery journey.  The training aims to present an understanding of the individual and community context of disaster and an overview of group facilitation skills and planning tools.  We present a package that is useful for new facilitators as well as experienced.

“Life changing!”

“What I take away from this workshop is knowledge about being safe in process.”

“I did not know there was a ‘science’ behind groups and that groups are what connect us to the community. I found a system of facilitating that is constructive.”

“Thank you, you have provided skills that I will use and take with me through life.”

“This was a well-formulated workshop. I found many personal and group creative ideas and formed much needed inspiration.”

“In the past, I have been much more focussed on individuals’ skill and knowledge-building, rather than group cohesion. I’d always wondered how strong groups are formed – this program helped me understand and implement this.”

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